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Expert Delphi

By : Paweł Głowacki
Book Image

Expert Delphi

By: Paweł Głowacki

Overview of this book

Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we’ll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them. By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Packing Up Your Toolbox

There are many simple every day programming skills that every Delphi developer needs to have. Pack your every day programmer toolbox with everything you will need from simple things such as file I/O to more complex things such as working with JSON and the Parallel Programming Library.

This chapter will cover the following points:

  • Parallel Programming Library
  • File I/O
  • JSON
  • XML

The objective of this chapter is to become fluent in using a Delphi programmer with every day useful techniques, such as working with files, streams, JSON, and XML. We will also look into making your apps faster and more responsive with the Parallel Programming Library (PPL).